The GOP really does say the darndest things. Yet another attack on abortion rights is playing out in Alabama, courtesy of lawmaker Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin. McClurkin, who believes that a fetus is actually an organ (the largest one, no less), is using a new tactic to strike out against abortion in her new bill. She is sponsoring The Women's Health and Safety Act, which would curb women's ability to receive abortions in a couple of different ways. First, it ... Read More
In her usual funny but pointed way, Ellen has called out the Boy Scouts on their rather un-scout-ly policy of banning gay men from their organization. In a clip from a recent episode, Ellen puts in her two cents about the Boy Scouts' decision to postpone their vote on whether to allow the participation of openly gay members and leaders in the future. In her support of allowing gay members, Ellen mentions that they will be following the footsteps of "the Army, ... Read More
Traditionally a conservative and Catholic country, Poland is making small but noticeable steps in becoming more open-minded. At the forefront of this transition is Anna Grodzka, the first transgender lawmaker to be elected into the Polish parliament. She is now up for deputy speaker, a role that will give her a stronger voice in proposing laws and an elevated position in the Polish embassy. After her surgery in 2010, Grodzka was elected into parliament in ... Read More
When was the last time you found yourself inspired by a public restroom? Well, one girl was. A university student came across this handwritten note taped to the door of the stall she was using at her school. A good samaritan had responded to some of the graffiti left by other girls who wrote about "some of their most horrifying life experiences". At a time where we hear so many stories about girls teasing and bullying and just being all around mean to each ... Read More
There some excellent reading to look forward to in 2014! Arrested Development's Judy Greer is writing a book. Now, you might be thinking "I know that name, and I know that face..." You may also know her from Two and a Half Men or 27 Dresses. Yeah, her, the funny one. The book, aptly titled I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, will be a collections of essays telling stories from her childhood to her life as an actress. With essays such ... Read More
I know it’s only January and June seems like a long time away but if you’re a Spring bride planning her wedding, June feels like tomorrow! With all the plans to be made and fittings to be done, there is a lot of work put into a wedding. Along with it all, a lot of etiquette to follow, especially when it comes to addressing the invitations properly. So how do you address your invitation to your widowed aunt? Or your cousin and his boyfriend? Or your ... Read More
The seemingly always dapper Ari Seth Cohen of Advanced Style has done it again! First a blog, then a book, now we get a coloring book of the fashionable ladies of Advanced Style! If you haven’t had the pleasure of reading about the chic ladies of an older age, go and see what you are missing. Self-published and limited to 150 hand-numbered books, this exquisite coloring book comes with 20 drawings of your favorite fashionistas. Go to Etsy for your copy of ... Read More
Crate and Barrel has generously donated $100 on behalf of BUST to Rebuilding Together and their Disaster Relief Program for Hurricane Sandy. Rebuilding Together is a non-profit organization that helps low-income home owners with repairs and renovations across the United States. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, this organization is using their Disaster Relief Program to help the families in need that were affected by the storm to reconstruct damaged and destroyed ... Read More
Nothing beats a dual-use gadget! Like a flat iron and curler in one. Pens with wacky attachments. The Swiss Army knife. But now, comes a vibrator and flash drive in ONE! Crave, a San Francisco based start up, designed this nifty tool originally to be charged on a computer to get rid of messy cords and dying batteries. But then people asked “Can we store stuff on it?” and so, the DUET was born. Fully charged, the Duet has a life span of four hours, ... Read More
I've heard it said that "ask and you shall receive", but I guess in this case it's more like petition and you shall get heard. After starting a petition asking Hasbro to make their Easy-Bake Oven a more gender-neutral toy, McKenna Pope got her wish and more. If you haven’t heard of McKenna Pope, she's the 13-year-old girl from New Jersey who questioned Hasbro on why they don't make a gender-neutral Easy-Bake oven. It all started after her four-year-old ... Read More
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